Walden | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States | website

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A sessionable pale/blonde ale brewed with our good friend John Kimmich from The Alchemist. <4% ABV. Hopped with Motueka, Amarillo, and Simcoe.

40 IBU

Added by rudzud on 07-21-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
471
Avg:
4.28
pDev:
20.33%
 
 
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51
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10
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4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 2L growler of this at the brewery 3 days ago. Pours a hazy blonde color with a beautiful fluffy white head. Exactly what you would expect a 'blonde' ale to look like.

Pungently hoppy on the nose with a powerful combination of tropical/citrus fruits showing some grapefruit, mango, and orange. Floralness of the hops gives a lightly dank undertone. Malts have little opportunity to show themselves here.

A lot going on in a small package with this one. Amarillo and Motueka give you a healthy dose of citrusy goodness with nice notes of grapefruit and even a bit of a lemon/lime character. Slight pine resin and grassy character in the background. While only 40 IBUs, the bitterness does come across nicely with such a light malt load.

Mouthfeel is light and plenty refreshing making this one incredibly drinkable. Overall, as expected, HF and the Alchemist worked their magic with an incredibly tasty session blonde. With so many hit or miss collaborations out there, this one was certainly a hit.

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Had at Blackback Pub a few times in Waterbury VT. Served in a snifter this golden brew has a fluffy head that fades pretty fast.

Great hoppy aroma, bright citrus, lime, pungent earthy hops. Taste is fantastic, cracker malts first, good sweetness, big juicy and pineapple hops. Some dank leafiness as well as some other oily flavors.

Really light and refreshing. Strong hops for the light malts. Motueka and Amarillo really shine here. John Kimmich and HF made an awesome collab here!

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Walden from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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